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Fresh Tuna?

ChowNewby Apr 21, 2011 11:50 AM

Hi! I want to make a new tuna salad recipe I have. Does anyone know where I can get sushi-grade or at least very fresh tuna in DC or Arlington? Do I need to go to the fish market in Southeast?


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    moosy Apr 21, 2011 01:31 PM

    Blacksalt Fish Market:

    Fish Market Restaurant
    105 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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      Steve Apr 21, 2011 01:43 PM

      I always thought 'sushi-grade' was a marketing tool.


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      1. re: Steve
        hill food Apr 21, 2011 08:58 PM

        Steve - me too, "Now Parasite and Worm Free!" which is a good thing, but who applies that label?

        1. re: Steve
          agarnett100 Apr 27, 2011 08:20 AM

          Similar marketing tools Chilean Sea Bass - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patagoni...
          and Orange Roughy -is a relatively large deep-sea fish belonging to the slimehead family

          I am convinced if a restaurant in this area started calling crockers - Chesapeake Grouper they would be booked every night

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          MikeR Apr 22, 2011 06:28 AM

          Harris-Teeter markets seem to always have "sashimi grade" tuna. The pieces are chunks rather than steaks, so they will probably work fine for salads.

          Of course I'm not sure who grades the tuna, but it looks pretty good and tastes fresh.

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            hppyheather Apr 22, 2011 06:50 AM

            Blacksalt is the way to go, but if you're looking for a back-up option I'd recommend the 14th and P whole foods.

            1. agarnett100 Apr 22, 2011 07:50 AM

              Do you mean yellow fin tuna?

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                dcgdc Apr 26, 2011 05:55 AM


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